the unicorn & the enterprise
Technology and talent are a few of the more popular factors driving corporate-startup engagement, but what more is there to these collaborations? In the episodes below, you'll find anecdotes and insights on the topic from corporate executives and startup founders alike.
BMW's Venture Client model was designed to attract the best Auto startup talent. Selected startups get access to top engineers and future tech. Plus, they get BMW as a customer ("Client").
Microsoft's Accelerator is one of the most selective in any industry. Winning applicants are hosted in Microsoft's Seattle offices. Graduates described Microsoft's program as "selfless" and "surprisingly startup-friendly".
TechStars is the popular startup accelerator management company that hosts programs for corporations like Target. We sat down with a panel of program graduates at SXSW. This is a 2 part series.
The Program Manager for Sprint's Accelerator in Kansas City describes the goal of the program and how startups can get involved.
Arnaud Bonzom co-authored a report for 500 Startups titled "How Do the World's Biggest Companies Deal With The Startup Revolution?". You can read the report here.
Corporate Venture Capitalists look for opportunities to serve both strategic and financial goals. Samsung Ventures explains.
Co-working spaces are trending with freelancers and startups and growing more popular with small corporate teams. In a few years, it might be commonplace to find startups working alongside entire corporate teams in shared spaces.
Phillips led the way for Open Innovation years ago. Today, they help sponsor a campus in Eindhoven, NL with over 140+ startups and a number of corporate giants.
AmFam decided to look outside for solutions to internal challenges. They look to partner with startups in home insurance and automation.
Daniele Dondi summed up the first 2 years of ING's Innovation Lab in this LinkedIn post. We read it, liked it, and invited him on. This is a 2 part series on their model and experience through 2 years.
How valuable are startup skills inside of a large corporation?